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Can I make my boots 'flexier'?
I have some old salomon xwave 10 boots.. i'm stuck with them for a few months and i want to make them softer as a temporary measure for park skiing? is this possible?
by cutting some spots but it's a no return modification that I wouldnt suggest you to doby yourself unlessyou dont mind buying another pair of skis if you screw up.
you want soft boots for park? why?
if you really want to make your boots softer, you grind (cut) the 'V' shape deeper on the plastic part of the boot where the first and second buckle are on the cuff of the boot. this will make the boot softer, but i would strongly suggest not doing it, as it is irreversable. if you do, make sure to go to a boot fitter. if you do it yourself, you could make it way too soft or make the boots flex unevenly. keep in mind that boots do get softer with use also. soft boots are not necessarily better for park either. if i were you, i'd stick it out with these boots until you get new ones.
i would probably go for what they are all saying cause personally i love soft boots for park but if you ever hit powder or anything it wot have much stability
i do believe that those have pins in the back...take em out.
you can also cut slits where the cuff curves in towards the toe, like where your ankle is. dont go too nuts though, cos this could damage the boot fo' good.
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^What guns said about the "pins" which are really bolts. They are the two bolts above the heel. NOT the bolts next to the ankle. I had X-wave 10 boots and after removing those bolts and covering the holes with duct tape, the flex was just right. I know the duct tape sounds kooky but nobody sees it anyway since your pants hang down low on the boot.
sounds like kind of a shitty idea
i've heard of people not adjusting to softer boots but not stiffer ones. maybe give it a few days of skiing u'll get used to/like it more.
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v cut your cuff and ride unbuckled and only use the powerstrap. pretend you're rollerblading too.
your boot is fine. leave it.
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well i've had them 3-4 years.. these are my OLD boots.. i will be replacing them next season and i was wondering if i could soften them off an use them as park boots.. some of the ideas seem interesting..
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